I taught English for 4 years and was known by my students as a “crazy cat lady”, but I have since escaped to pursue a career more focused on my other love – writing.
I am passionate about all of the arts, because it’s beautiful that so many emotions can be conveyed through words, music, movement, and colours. I enjoy anything that is left open to your own interpretation and anything that makes you ask questions that are difficult to answer.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
You may notice that my poetry and blog posts are split into two distinct categories – “humorous” vs “serious”. My reflective writings are much like diary entries as they provide an outlet for my emotions, whereas my more lighthearted creations are a reminder not to take myself too seriously.
I was always taught to live by the phrase “To thine own self be true” (Hamlet 1:3). To me, this means doing what I feel is right, and doing things that I agree with – not acting in certain ways just to please other people. In a world governed by “likes” and “shares”, this isn’t always easy, but I try to remember that my social media accounts are not a measure of my success. (On that note, seen that episode of Black Mirror? If not, watch it.)
I always wanted to write a book. A blog is the easy way out. I think.